The Mayor’s Coffee Hour series has been a welcome event each summer in Charlestown, an event whereby for years the mayor of the City has dropped by a public park or school to give residents direct access to himself or herself, and also key City staffers.
Hundreds typically attend the event, which takes on a party-type atmosphere with a few gripes and complaints volleyed at the same time to the mayor and staffers. And in a Municipal Election year such as now, it’s typically a keystone summer event for candidates of all types.
However, this year, Charlestown residents will have to get a boat, some SCUBA gear, or maybe even Paul Revere’s horse, and head to the North End for the Charlestown Coffee Hour.
For the first time in many years, Charlestown has not been included on the coffee hour tour, but instead will be part of the North End coffee hour, along with East Boston.
With all coffee hours cancelled last summer due to COVID-19 restrictions, a spokesperson for Acting Mayor Kim Janey said they were bringing them back with a limited schedule on a regional basis.
“Mayor Janey is pleased to bring back the Mayor’s Coffee Hour series, after its cancellation last year,” said the spokesperson. “As the city recovers and reopens, the new series will cover all 10 city regions. In addition to coffee hours, the 2021 summer season will also include Arts& Crafts Workshops, Neighborhood Concerts, Concerts at the Golf Courses, Summer Fitness Classes, and Mayor Janey’s Movie Nights.”
The North End regional coffee hour will be for Charlestown, East Boston and the North End at Puopolo Park on Monday, Aug. 9, at 10:30 a.m.